Was it medical negligence, or just one of those things?

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Peter Rigby, Director of Medical Neglience

Lung Cancer Negligence

Lung cancer is the third most common cancer in the UK and one of the most misdiagnosed forms of cancer. If the cancer is missed on imaging (usually a CT scan), the disease is inclined to progress from early-stage to advanced-stage disease, particularly if many years pass between radiologic exams. 90% of errors in diagnosis occur during chest radiographs. If your lung cancer was misdiagnosed or there were delays in your treatment, you could be eligible to claim. Starting your claim is easy – simply contact us either via phone or through our online claim form.

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How Can We Help?

Here at Patient Claim Line, we believe that nobody should have to pay upfront to seek fair compensation for medical negligence that wasn’t your fault. We work on a strictly ‘no win no fee’ basis, meaning that If you pursue your claim with us, and the claim is not successful, then you walk away without having to pay us a penny. That’s our promise to you

Our expert solicitors can help with your lung cancer claim. We have over thirty years experience in medical negligence cases and can help you claim the compensation you are entitled to.

Our team of solicitors will help you to understand:

  • What effect a delayed lung cancer diagnosis has had on your prognosis
  • How negligence during lug cancer treatment could have impacted you
  • If you are eligible to make a claim
  • How the claims process works and what you can expect from us
  • Resources and support to guide you through your recovery

 

What is lung cancer negligence?

If errors are made during diagnosis or treatment of lung cancer, the consequences on your health and wellbeing can be catastrophic. If you are not treated correctly or delays are caused, the cancer staging can develop. If this has happened to you in a medical setting, and the outcome could have been avoided, you may be entitled to claim lung cancer compensation due to medical negligence.

Delays in treatment and diagnosis of lung cancer can include:

  • Failure to identify symptoms e.g coughing blood, weight loss
  • Failure to carry out correct medical testing
  • Incorrect interpretation of scans and tests such as CT scans

Signs and symptoms of lung cancer

 

Symptoms to look out for. If these symptoms are missed during your medical examinations, this could mean a misdiagnosis cause by medical negligence.

  • Persistent coughing lasting longer than 3 weeks
  • Recurrent chest infections
  • Coughing up blood
  • Tiredness and fatigue
  • Aches or pains when you cough
  • Loss of appetite or weight loss
  • Breathlessness

 

Misdiagnosis of lung cancer

Symptoms of lung cancer can initially present as a more benign illnesses, this means that the disease can potentially be diagnosed as something else. They can also be diagnosed as asthma, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder) or pneumonia amongst others.

It is important that your GP or medical practitioner carries out the necessary checks to ensure you have the best quality care as possible, at all stages of your treatment journey.

If you feel you may have suffered lung cancer negligence, get in touch with our expert team today.

 

How do I know if I can claim?

 

Detail the course of action that should be taken when lung cancer is suspected and how this not being carried out may be a breach in the duty of care. 

 

  • Listening for abnormal sounds in the lungs
  • Examination of the lymph nodes
  • A biopsy
  • A bronchoscopy 
  • CT or PET scan 
  • Chest x-rays

What can I expect?

 

Detail the reasons to make a claim and how compensation can help, as specific to lung cancer as possible without being unnatural

 

  • Additional medical expenses – if you had to go private or pay for treatment 
  • Loss of income – if lung cancer stopped you or your carers from working
  • Medical equipment – wheelchairs for loss of mobility due to lung cancer, or breathing aids

 

Why Choose Us

Patient Claim Line has over 30 years experience with knee injury cases and over 100 years as specialist medical negligence lawyers and have years of experience claims for cancer misdiagnosis. We know the right questions to ask and the quickest way to get you the help you need. We are rated excellent on TrustPilot and have helped people all over the UK with their knee surgery claim.

 

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Meet the team

Georgia Briscoe

Georgia Briscoe
Director of Legal Strategy and Transformation

Georgia is one of our Directors of Medical Negligence and has an impressive wealth of knowledge. She has over 15 years of legal experience and is responsible for overseeing the whole medical negligence team.

Georgia prides herself on the development of her team and aims to ensure that everyone in the department shares the same passion, tenacity and drive to get the best possible result for the injured patient.

Georgia is in charge of the day to day operational running of our largest medical negligence department, working hard to ensure a self-sustainable future for the team. Georgia is heavily involved in developing Fletchers’ nationwide reputation as medical negligence experts, alongside ensuring that all of our cases are dealt with the utmost efficiency and professionalism.

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Why Choose Patient Claim Line for your Medical Misdiagnosis claim?


Not just lawyers — medical negligence experts

Patient Claim Line was established in 2014 and consists of a team of medical lawyers specialising in medical negligence and misdiagnosis claims.

At Patient Claim Line we have more than 100 solicitors with combined experience of over 400 years and they will work on your behalf to achieve the best result possible for you.

It's not enough to use a solicitor who sometimes covers medical negligence. You need someone who knows this area through and through. That is what the solicitors here at Patient Claim Line do. They deal exclusively in this area of law and are experts in the field.


Meet the team

Georgia Briscoe

Georgia Briscoe
Director of Legal Strategy and Transformation

Georgia is one of our Directors of Medical Negligence and has an impressive wealth of knowledge. She has over 15 years of legal experience and is responsible for overseeing the whole medical negligence team.

Georgia prides herself on the development of her team and aims to ensure that everyone in the department shares the same passion, tenacity and drive to get the best possible result for the injured patient.

Georgia is in charge of the day to day operational running of our largest medical negligence department, working hard to ensure a self-sustainable future for the team. Georgia is heavily involved in developing Fletchers’ nationwide reputation as medical negligence experts, alongside ensuring that all of our cases are dealt with the utmost efficiency and professionalism.

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Bilal Qasim

Bilal Qasim
Team Leader/Senior Solicitor

Having joined Patient Claim Line in 2017, Bilal is a Clinical Negligence Solicitor with extensive experience in the medical negligence field. He has recently qualified as an internationally and nationally accredited mediator, recognised by the Civil Mediation Council, International Mediation Institute and Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Bilal has been recognised for his excellent client work, having received the ‘Customer Award’ at our annual awards evening.

Having had continuous exposure to medical negligence claims throughout his career, Bilal has developed a large skillset, enabling him to bring matters to time-efficient, amicable solutions. Bilal completes a formal assessment of each case and strategically plans the progression of the case, ensuring all cases within his team run smoothly and that our customers receive the justice they deserve.

Bilal was also the recipient of the Customer Feedback Champion award in 2019.

 

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Jennifer Argent

Jennifer Argent
Medical Negligence Solicitor

Jennifer joined the team in 2018 with a wealth of experience of working in Medical Negligence in several firms across the North of England. As a Solicitor, Jennifer has an in-depth knowledge of the law and a recognition of the suffering that customers have already been through and the support that they may need through their claim. She works efficiently to achieve the best outcome for her customers. She has a wide range of experience within Medical Negligence and has particular expertise in delayed diagnoses of cancer, shoulder and eye injuries.

 

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Kate Goodman

Kate Goodman
Senior Litigation Executive

Admitted to the roll of Solicitors in 2016, Kate is a Senior Litigation Executive at Patient Claim Line. She handles cases through to settlement or issuing. Within the team she is responsible for corresponding with customers and experts to ensure cases are conducted in a proactive and effective manner. Kate provides support and guidance to the team to deliver an outstanding service to our customers.

 

 

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